Smiths' Work by Paul Hasluck (OOP)
LAST COPIES!! This book is now out of print and unavailable from the publisher.
Yes, yet another in the Hasluck series! Like the other volumes some of the material here is covered in Hasluck's monster Metalworking: Tools, Materials & Processes that we've offered for years. But you get additional info here. And like all other Hasluck books, this material is a compilation of articles from Work magazine that existed a century ago in England.
Chapters include forges and appliances; hand tools; drawing down and upsetting; welding and punching; principles of formation; ending and ring making; miscellaneous examples of forged work; cranks, model work, and die forging, home-made portable forges, and manipulating steel at the forge.
You get much the same info as a multitude of other forging books, but you'll find something a little different here. Remember, this is not about training professional blacksmiths. This was published for people like us. As a result you'll find info on forging small links, connecting rods, and even small crankshafts on the home forge for use in building model engines.
You get a book loaded with details, and like the others, you'll wish it were longer because it delivers the goods.